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Obama holdovers on president's arts council quit over Charlottesville

18 Août 2017

Members of the presidential arts and humanities committee resigned Friday to protest President Donald Trump's comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, The Washington Post reported.

The council's Ex Officio members, who include the chairmen of the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities, did not resign. "The administration pulled out of the Paris agreement, filed an amicus brief undermining the Civil Rights Act and attacked our courageous trans service members".

The arts and humanities committee was established in 1982 under President Ronald Reagan and all the current members had been appointed by President Barack Obama. But it is our role as commissioners on the PCAH to do so. "We took a patriotic oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic". Others signing the resignation letter included author Jhumpa Lahiri; and Vicki Kennedy, widow of Edward M Kennedy.

The letter's signatories framed their resignations in context of Trump's often derogatory attitude and policies regarding the arts and humanities, mentioning his proposal of a budget that "eliminates arts and culture agencies", his attacks on the press, and his attacks on "inclusion", which they named as a fundamental value of art. Your words and actions push us all further away from the freedoms we are guaranteed. The letter is truly a thing of beauty, and waking up feeling like I was screaming into the void of an apathetic, uncaring universe tearing apart my nation, it provided a small bit of hope and solace to hear an official agency condemn Trump in such powerful and true rhetoric.

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"Your values are not American values", the letter concluded. Your values are not American values.

It ends: We must be better than this.

The committee is the fourth such advisory board connected to the president to see resignations in the wake of Charlottesville. "If this is not clear to you, then we call on you to resign your office, too", the letter reads.

The committee, which counts First Lady Melania Trump as its honorary chairperson, is made up of holdovers from the previous administration who opted to stay on after the transition in January.

Obama holdovers on president's arts council quit over Charlottesville